Presented on Wednesday, September 27, 1989 in the Quarry Farm Barn.
Pascal Covici, Jr., E.A. Lilly Professor of English at Southern Methodist University, is this Fall's Distinguished Academic Visitor at the Center. His talk is entitled: "Western Pleasure versus Eastern Propriety, or Eastern Repression and Western Guilt? A Quick Look at Mark Twain's Humor." Professor Covici's principal work, Mark Twain's Humor: The Image of a World, received the Texas Writers Round-up Award, and he is currently President-elect of the Mark Twain Circle of America.